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Tolman Engineering Merges With Rochester Company

Tolman Engineering, Architecture and Surveying, a Busti full-service design and consulting firm has merged with MacDonald Land Surveying and Engineering of Rochester.

The combined company will be doing business as Patriot Design & Consulting with offices in Jamestown and Rochester.

Patriot Design & Consulting combines the experiences of both companies to form one of New York’s premier service disabled veteran owned business that provides engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, surveying and construction inspection services throughout Nwe York and Pennsylvania. Company principals include Rex Tolman, managing partner; Brian Pound, partner; Daniel MacDonald, principal surveyor/partner; and Lorinne Johnson, architectural principal.

The survey and mechanical engineering groups are located primarily in Rochester and the civil and architecture groups in Jamestown.

The Rochester office has provided critical opportunity to obtain experienced technical staff that has been impossible to attract to Jamestown. The business’ biggest problem for continued growth is finding qualified engineering, architectural and surveying staff for either office.

Since the merger of companies, the business has had a tremendous success rate winning major long-term contracts including a five-year New York OGS civil/site term contract, five-year New York OGS architectural/engineering term contract, four-year dormitory authority of the state of New York term contract, five-year indefinitely delivery/indefinite quality contracts at the Erie, Altoona and Lebanon, Pa., VA medical centers.

Some of the patriot survey projects include survey and laser scanning of five Metropolitan Transportation Authority Metro North stations for station enhancements, surveying for the New York Thruway Authority statewide cashless tolling project, more than 500 miles of stream surveying for both FEMA Region II and III flood studies and facility wide topographic survey at the Lebanon VAMC.

VA medical center projects include full renovations of the fifth floor, installation of facility wide legionella monitoring equipment and steam and water upgrades in the main hospital building for the Erie VA medical center; facility wide steam and condensate improvements, facility wide stormwater improvements and building parking lot expansion/improvements at the Bath VA medical center; design replacement cooling towers at the Albany VA medical center; design of modular temporary offices for the Canandaigua VA medical center; boiler replacement, steam and condensate upgrades and electrical upgrades at the Manhattan VA medical center; boiler replacement and pump stations and controls at the St. Albans VA medical center; underground storage tanks replacement and facility wide upgrade of building controls and design of SPS equipment upgrades at the Buffalo VA medical center, facility wide NPDES storm water permitting and design for new CT PET scanner at the Lebanon VA medical center; and permitting and design of new municipal water connection at the Castle Point VA medical center.

In addition to the prime constructs above, the New York Service Disabled Veteran Set Aside program has provided numerous subcontracting opportunities for almost all New York agencies and authorities. These projects include multiple seasonal construction inspection projects with the TWA and DOT, multiple TWA design tasks, design and survey tasks at multiple State University of New York campuses and other state facilities.

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